As a mother, one of my greatest joys is teaching my 2 year old (well, almost 3 year old) about the world.
Sadly, sometimes "field trips" can be costly and with the price of gas what it is today, I try to take her to places that are not only in-expensive but close to home.
That's why The Getty rules!
$8 for parking with FREE ADMISSION!
Free tram ride up the mountain (which my daughter LOVES).
Free tram ride down the mountain (she still loves it!)
Lots of art, a nice garden, and plenty of photos. (These are the things I love to show to Zoe).
There are also a bunch of fountains that Z enjoys.
And for a few bucks, you can get a giant cookie, some bread and butter and hot chocolate.
Aside from all of that good stuff, they have a Children's Discovery Center.
You don't have to have kids to go inside but kids do have fun!
We spent a long time in the room with mirrors.
One of the the sections my daughter loved (and went back to for a second round) was the mask making activity.
crayons, paper masks (which are too large for toddlers faces) and string=good times!
And the paper mask fun is not just for kids- even us lame 28 year old adults found joy in them :)
So if you are in LA and bored one day, drop by the Getty.
Check their website for info on hours and exhibits.
We have not yet gone to the Villa in Malibu because they have hours that do not always work with our schedules but it is on out list!~
The Getty gets an A- in my book.
(The A- is because I HATE HATE HATE their parking structure. It is below ground and the farther down I go, the less I can breathe. The feeling of suffocation is not fun. Everything else there is great!)